The Success Stories That Made A Difference
Many groups have been successful in securing a grant from the Grassroots Grants Programme.
Below is a selection of Success Stories from our previous grant recipients.
Grassroots Grants 2008/2009
Hemsworth and District Older People's Enabling Forum.
£900.00 was awarded to this group.
“We had a years rent from Grassroots grants. This money helped us have a base where over 50’s can share information, socialise and have the opportunity to make improvements to the community by making our views known to service providers”.
Friends of Carr Lodge Park - £1045.00 was awarded to this group.
“The Friends of
Hemswroth Community Safety Group.
£5000.00 was awarded to this group.
“Thank you to the Grassroots community fund. We successfully ran a crime prevention event at the
Horbury Craft and Street Fayre.
£1,200.00 was awarded to this group.
“Without this grant and support from other sponsors we would have had great difficulty meeting the increased costs of providing the infrastructure of the Fayre”.
Crofton Art Group.
£250 was awarded to this group.
“We received £250 which we used to purchase: Acrylic and water colour paints and brushes and a range of tuition resources such as DVD/Books. We are most grateful for the funding and support provided to our community art group”.
£2,065 was awarded to this group.
“The grant money has made a huge difference to our club for two reasons – it means we can arrange a variety of meetings and venues for our current members who suffer from aphasia and also finance our stroke support group which is aimed at sharing our experiences and solutions to problems for people with aphasia when they are still in hospital after a stroke”.
Wakefield Indian Dance and Music Association.
£4,570 awarded to this group.
“We are very grateful to the Community Foundation for Wakefield for supporting our voluntary group. Without the grant, we would not be able to pay for ongoing costs of delivering classical Indian dance classes to our students. The funding has helped us to improve the quality of our students lives. The dance form enables students and young people to maintain links with their cultural heritage”.
Wakefield Walking Club.
£450 awarded to this group.
“I would like to say that the grant we received has really helped our group. We purchased a duplex printer so I can now print off our walking programme at home which makes it much more viable. We only charge £3.00 membership which just about covers the cost of the printing and posting of the programme. We also purchased a laminator, which will ensure that our maps last longer. We have in-house skills courses in map reading and digital mapping, so the maps do get used quite a lot. As a group we are extremely grateful for the support we received from Grassroots.”
The Community Foundation for Wakefield would like to thank all the groups and organisations who have kindly shared with us how the grant they received has benefited their local group. Thank you too for all your photos and messages of support.
The Targeted Support Fund - September 2009
Eastmoor Community Project Limited.
£39,563 was awarded to this group.
“Due to the skills of the people we employed, the young people who engaged with the project very quickly became committed and, as you can see from the photographs, concentrate very hard on tasks at hand. They are gaining new skills in many areas whilst enjoying the tasks set and are becoming quite a team. The targeted support fund has given these young people another opportunity to gain skills and qualifications, putting them in a better position to seek further training or employment”.
£22,471 was awarded to this group.
“The Community Foundation has made a big impact on the Re-connect project since awarding the £22,471 in funding earlier this year. The funding has enabled Re-connect to recruit a member of staff solely to help volunteers by way of updating skills and training and assisting them to find employment by helping with cv’s, job applications and undertaking mock interviews. The volunteer coordinator – Sarah Smith (Middle of photo above) – commented “without this money we wouldn’t have the resources to be able to help so many people develop skills and training to assist with finding suitable employment”.
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